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Philip T. Severtson

March 22, 2021

Phillip T. Severtson, beloved father and friend to many, passed away unexpectedly on March 22, 2021 at the age of 73.  Phillip’s celebration of life will include a visitation on Monday, March 29, 2021 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm.  Funeral services will...

Betty H. Chapman

March 11, 2021

Betty Harriette (Hyler) Chapman, 76, passed away March 11, 2021 at Taylor House Hospice in Des Moines, Iowa. She was born October 17, 1944, in Des Moines, Iowa, to Forest and Corinne (Knutson) Hyler. Betty and her twin sister (stillborn) joined a lar...

James E McKinley

March 10, 2021

James Earl McKinley, 83, passed away March 10, 2021 at Mill Pond Retirement Community in Ankeny. Jim was born Oct. 6, 1937 to Gene and Martha McKinley of Chariton.  Jim graduated from Chariton High School.  He enjoyed playing the drums and serve...

Dortha D Nash

March 10, 2021

Dortha "Darlene" (Underwood) Nash, 90, passed away March 10, 2021 at Accura Healthcare in Ames, IA. She was born March 15, 1930 in Unionville, IA, to Claude and Ruby (Ridlen) Underwood. Funeral Service will be held 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 20...

Delores Lanham

March 3, 2021

Delores Lanham, 91, of Ankeny, IA, passed away at Mill Pond Care Facility on March 3, 2021. Delores was born on October 4, 1929 to Ernest and Carolyn Johnson in Hawarden, IA. She graduated from Alcester (SD) High School in 1947. She was married to he...

John Gardner Jr.

March 3, 2021

John Gardner Jr., 80, of Ankeny IA passed away on March 3, 2021 after a long-fought battle with heart disease.  John was born on February 20, 1941 to Opal and John Gardner Sr. in Des Moines IA. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday...

Larry R Engle

March 2, 2021

Larry Raymond Engle, 86, of Ankeny, IA passed away on March 2, 2021 from his earthly home into the presence of his Savior, Jesus Christ. A visitation, with family present, will be held at Ankeny Memorial Funeral Home (4208 North Ankeny Blvd., Anke...

Robert Downard

February 24, 2021

Robert “Bob” L. Downard, 95, of Ankeny, IA, formerly of Peoria, IL passed peacefully away on February 24 at Journey Senior Living in Ankeny. A visitation, with family present, will be held on March 3 from 4-6pm at Ankeny Memorial Funeral Home ...

Rosemary Elchlepp

February 23, 2021

Rosemary Elchlepp, 94, of Ankeny (formerly of Cedar Rapids) passed away February 23, 2021 in the care center of Millpond Senior Living. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart Ca...

Edward J Byrnes

February 22, 2021


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Edward Joseph Byrnes passed peacefully from this earth to be with our Lord on February 22, 2021. Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, February 26, 2021 at Assumption Catholic Church (1906 Sycamore St, Granger).  A visita...

Jean Marie McCarthy

February 22, 2021

Jean Marie McCarthy, 78, passed away February 22, 2021 at MercyOne Medical Center in Des Moines, IA. Jean was born June 6, 1942 in Des Moines, IA to Ward and Dorothy (Hall) Pritchard. A private funeral service will be held at 9:30 a.m., Thursday, Fe...

Lori Dahl

February 16, 2021

Lorraine “Lori” Dahl, 94, passed away February 16, 2021 at her home in Ankeny, Iowa surrounded by family. Visitation will be held 3:00-5:00 p.m., on Friday, February 19, 2021 at Memorial Services of Iowa (4208 N. Ankeny Blvd). Funeral service wil...

Beverly Nelson

February 14, 2021

Beverly Faye Sewell Nelson, 90, of Ankeny, Iowa, passed away of a brain hemorrhage, on February 14, 2021. A visitation will be 1:00-2:00 p.m., Thursday, February 18, 2021 at Ankeny Memorial Funeral Home (4208 N Ankeny Blvd). A Funeral Service will fo...

Lavonne A. Stokke

February 11, 2021

Lavonne A. Stokke, 91, died on February 11, 2021 at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines.  Visitation will be from 4:00 to 6:00 pm on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at Ankeny Memorial Funeral Home (4208 N. Ankeny Blvd).  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 ...

Kurt Teare

February 11, 2021

Kurtis Brandon Teare, 55, passed away February 11,2021 in Ankeny, IA. A visitation will be held from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m., Friday, February 19, 2021 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (721 E. 1st St., Ankeny, IA). Funeral service will b...

Keith D Tendall

February 9, 2021

Keith D. Tendall, 73, diehard Iowa State fan, devoted husband, loving father & grandfather, caring brother & uncle, and friend to all, was called home on February 9, 2021. Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, Febr...

Arlys Hall

February 7, 2021

Arlys Hall, 70, passed away February 7, 2021.  A Memorial Service will be at a later date. Arlys is survived by her husband; John, two sons; Benjamin and Andrew Hall, and nephews Mike and Brian Prange....

Kenneth Woodrow Agard

February 6, 2021


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Kenneth Woodrow Agard, 102, died February 6, 2021, at the Mill Pond Retirement Community in Ankeny, where he resided for the past 13 years. Ken was born in Goldfield, Iowa, on December 16, 1918, the son of Guy and Alice Agard.  He grew up in Gold...

Gertie Bernice Mooers

February 6, 2021

Gerti Bernice Watne Mooers was born on August 9, 1925 to Sven and Sophie Watne and earned her angel wings on February 6, 2021. She was the oldest of 5 girls and one boy. She grew up in the Garden City/Radcliffe area. She attended and graduated from N...

Elizabeth L. Howard

February 4, 2021

Elizabeth L. (Pence) Howard passed away on February 4, 2021 at MercyOne Hospice in Johnston, Iowa. Elizabeth was born on December 13, 1925 in Maryville, Missouri to Elbert Andrew Pence and Ora Elizabeth Pence. She grew up in Mound City, Missouri with...

Marvin Hastings

February 2, 2021


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Marvin Wayne Hastings, 89, passed away February 2, 2021 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa.  A visitation will be held 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Friday, February 5, 2021 at Ankeny Memorial Funeral Home (4208 N Ankeny Blvd). A funera...

William Harold Hall

February 1, 2021

William “Bill” Harold Hall, 79, passed away February 1, 2021 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. A private Memorial Service will be at 2 p.m., Friday, February 5th. The public is encouraged to attend the service virtually via live stream, http...

William Charles Hamilton

January 31, 2021

William Charles Hamilton Sr., 91, of Ankeny, passed away January 31, 2021 at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames, Iowa.  A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. William was born May 10, 1929, to Earl and Stella Hamilton.  He married ...

James Zimmerman

January 27, 2021

James Joseph Zimmerman passed away unexpectedly on January 27, 2021. A visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at Ankeny Memorial Funeral Home (4208 N. Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny, IA 50023). Service following visit...

Carolyn Eckardt

January 24, 2021

Carolyn Mae Eckardt, 87, passed away Sunday, January 24, 2021 at MercyOne Medical Center in Des Moines, IA. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 27, 2021 at Memorial Services of Iowa (4208 N Ankeny Blvd).  To view the live s...